A Guide to Countries of the World

Author: Christopher Riches
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191060793
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Reference

This authoritative A–Z provides a wealth of up-to-date information on every country in the world, including dependent territories. Each entry provides a brief history of the country and outlines its political, economic, and social issues. A quick-reference fact box provides comparative information on land area, people, language, religion, life expectancy, GDP, gender equality, and environmental performance. Supplementary material includes detailed indicator tables showing income and poverty, health and population, and a list of international organizations, such as the EU and the African Union, with essential information about these groupings. This accessible guide will be revised on a regular basis following the publication of this new edition, as will A Dictionary of Contemporary World History, ensuring that coverage of current affairs is current. It is an ideal reference source for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting access to reliable information on any country of the world.

A Guide to Countries of the World

Author: Peter Stalker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199580729
Release Date: 2010-06-10
Genre: Political Science

This A-Z guide provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues. In addition, for each country there is a map and a quick-reference fact box containing data and statistics including languages, population, GDP, capital city, life expectancy, and more. It also features an appendix of indicator tables (showing income and poverty, health and population etc) and an appendix of regional groupings, such as members of the EU and the African Union, as well as an appendix of web links - one for each country. Revised and fully up to date with the latest key facts, this accessible guide is ideal for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, world religions, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting a home reference book to accompany an atlas.

Die Macht der Geographie

Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423428569
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre: History

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

Circling the Globe

Author: Sue Grabham
Publisher: Kingfisher Books
ISBN: 1856975614
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explores the Earth's land masses and climates, and discusses the peoples, cultures, and ways of life of the countries on it

The World Guide

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Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 190445657X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Essential guide for international development issues and background travel reading. The World Guide includes all the facts, history, political and economic analysis found in a conventional reference work, but it also offers information on the issues central to the lives of people in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Also includes Amnesty International and Social Watch reports, an interactive world map and slide shows and national anthems for each country. |An impressive reference book.| - The Times

Innovation Policy

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821383019
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume offers a detailed conceptual framework for understanding and learning about technology innovation policies and programs, and their implementation in the context of different countries.

Global Happiness A Guide to the Most Contented and Discontented Places around the Globe

Author: Roman Adrian Cybriwsky
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440835575
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Social Science

An authoritative, comprehensive, and highly accessible assessment of the happiest and least happy countries and cities in the world, as well as of the happiest and least happy cities and states in the United States. • Supplies insightful and interesting information about all of the most contented and least contented countries and cities around the globe—and the factors that make the people who live in these places notably happy or discontented • Examines and explains the complexity of happiness and contentment as they apply to specific places and regions in the world • Synthesizes and evaluates the maze of existing rankings of cities and countries in the world with fresh and original information to produce a novel assessment of the geography of global happiness • Presents information about cities and countries in all parts of the world fairly and in both positive and negative lights

Factfulness

Author: Hans Rosling
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843717458
Release Date: 2018-04-06
Genre: Science

Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren

Durchstarten zum Traumjob Das Workbook

Author: Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593391113
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Genre: Law

Wer auf der Suche nach seinem Traumjob ist, sollte ganz genau wissen, welche Talente und Fähigkeiten er hat – denn nur dann lässt sich herausfinden, welcher Job wirklich zu einem passt. Das Workbook kann begleitend zu dem Bestseller »Durchstarten zum Traumjob« von Richard Nelson Bolles durchgearbeitet werden, es lässt sich aber auch unabhängig davon als eigenständiges Übungs- und Arbeitsbuch benutzen. Jetzt komplett überarbeitet und in neuer Übersetzung.

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Author: Christopher Riches
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191060762
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Political Science

This authoritative dictionary provides informative and analytical entries on the most important people, organizations, events, movements, and ideas that have shaped the world we live in. Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, this fully revised and updated new edition presents a global perspective on recent history, with a wide range of new entries from Tony Abbott, the European migration crisis and ISIL to Narendra Modi, Hassan Rouhani, and the Lisbon Treaty. All existing entries have been brought up to date. Handy tables include lists of office-holders for countries and organizations and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. This accessible dictionary will be revised on a regular basis following the publication of this edition, as will A Guide to Countries of the World, ensuring that coverage of current affairs is up to date. This dictionary is a reliable resource for students of history, politics, and international relations as well as for journalists, policy-makers, and general readers interested in the modern world.

Geography of the World

Author: Simon Adams
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
ISBN: 0756619521
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

More than just an atlas, an updated geographical guide gives details about each country's physical geography, people, climate, culture, and landscape, as well as important sociopolitical statistics concerning literacy, life expectancy, and health care. Reprint.

Getting to Know the World Bank

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Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821359150
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A general introduction to the World Bank, this guide provides an overview of the Bank's history, organization, mission, and purpose.

A Guide to the World Bank

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821366955
Release Date: 2007-06-27
Genre: Business & Economics

The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its focus is on helping the poorest people in the poorest countries by using its financial resources, staff, and extensive experience to aid countries in reducing poverty, increasing economic growth, and improving quality of life. In partnership with more than 100 developing countries, the Bank Group is striving to improve health and education, fight corruption, boost agricultural support, build roadsand ports, and protect the environment. Other projects are aimed at rebuilding war-torn countries or regions, providing basic services such as access to clean water, and encouraging investments that create jobs. In addition to this critical groundwork around the world, various parts of the World Bank Group are involved in activities ranging from conducting economic research and analysis to providing financial and advisory services to governments and private enterprises. This completely revised and updated second edition provides an accessible and straightforward overview of the World Bank Group's history, organization, mission, and purpose. Additionally, for those wishing to delve further into subjects of particular interest, the book guides readers to sources containing more detailed information, including annual reports, Web sites, publications, and e-mail addresses for various departments. It also provides information on how to work for or do business with the World Bank. A good introduction for anyone interested in understanding what the World Bank Group does and how it does it, this book shows readers who want to learn more where to begin.

A Guide to the Formulation of Water Resources Strategy

Author: Guy J.-M. Le Moigne
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821330381
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

World Bank Technical Paper No. 263. Management of water resources is essential for long-term, environmentally sustainable human and economic development. Increasingly, the World Bank and other international organizations are called upon to provide

Historical Guide to World Media Freedom

Author: Jenifer Whitten-Woodring
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483359861
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Political Science

Scholars of international relations and international communications view the extent of media freedom from country to country as a key comparative indicator either by itself or in correlation with other indices of national political and economic development. This indicator serves as a bellwether for gauging the health and spread of democracy. Historical Guide to World Media Freedom brings together comprehensive historical data on media freedom since World War II, providing consistent and comparable measures of media freedom in all independent countries for the years 1948 to the present. The work also includes country-by country summaries, analyses of historical and regional trends in media freedom, and extensive reliability analyses of media freedom measures. The book’s detailed information helps researchers connect historical measures of media freedom to Freedom House’s annual Freedom of the Press survey release, enabling them to extend their studies back before the 1980s when Freedom House began compiling global press freedom measures. Key Features: A-to-Z, country-by-country summaries of the ebb and flow of media freedom are paired with national media freedom measures over time. Introductory chapters discuss such topics as the theoretical premises behind the nature and importance of media freedom, historical trends, and the challenges of coding for media freedom in a way that ensures consistency for comparison. Concluding material covers the historical patterns in media freedom, how media freedom tracks with other cross-national indicators, and more. Accessible to students and scholars alike, this groundbreaking reference is essential to collections in political science, international studies, and journalism and communications.